Category Archives: Learning

Today’s Exhausted Superkids–the Value of Sleep

The following is a follow on from a parenting article in the Washington Post that kids need more sleep.
The original was from a 2015 article in the New York times written by Frank Bruni: Today’s Exhausted Superkids. “There are several passages in the new book “Overloaded and Underprepared” that fill me with sadness for American high school students, the most driven of whom are forever in search of a competitive edge. Some use stimulants like Adderall. Some cheat.

But the part of the book that somehow got to me most was about sleep.”
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Myths About Speed Reading–Are They Really READING It?

I am reposting this because this is an ongoing concern about people who are afraid to read fast–it is all in their inner definition of “reading.” A common question I’m asked after telling people how fast our graduates can read … Continue reading

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In Honor of Presidents’ Day I am re-posting the following blog: What Do Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, JFK, and Jimmy Carter Have in Common Aside from Having Been President?

Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, JFK and Jimmy Carter were all speed -readers. See how they did it. Get a special offer for yourself. Continue reading

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Breaking Free of What Holds Us Back

The elephant will always believe the rope will hold him until he tests it. What small rope is holding you back? Continue reading

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Dispatch Column: Repetition Creates an Illusion of Truth in our Minds

The more often we hear something, the more likely we will believe that it is true. Continue reading

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The is about to be a copyrighted content word!

The as a content word. The Ohio State University is all in the news lately about copyrighting the word “The”. Continue reading

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The is about to be a copyrighted content word!

The as a content word. The Ohio State University is all in the news lately about copyrighting the word “The”. Continue reading

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Wow!  Our summer results are in and they are amazing.  Please click the link to see them!

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Fake News Confronted by Educators, World Wide Newspapers and the Columbus Metropolitan Club.

Schools are teaching their students to investigate the news they read Continue reading

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The Nation Article on Avoiding Fake News From Bangkok

I read this article when teaching a class in Bangkok for the USAID. I enjoyed reading the English version of the papers in the hotel lobby. This column in the The Nation by Suthichai Yoon started with: Thais got a taste of what “fake” news can do to you recently when Facebook got fooled by its own algorithm. Continue reading

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